Friday, 30 April 2010

Great day out at AQC

Today the Connected Quilters met up at the Australian Quilt Convention at the Exhibition Building in Melbourne. There were a few good new things this year - it was held at a cooler time of year so the temperature in the building was very pleasant, and some of us bought tickets online (with no booking fee) which made it quicker to get through the door. A couple of new additions to the quilt displays were good too - the 12 x 12 set of mini art quilts and the Quilters Companion magazine cover quilts. Shops galore to browse of course!

I couldn't resist a few 30 cm pieces of William Morris fabric from Patchwork by the Sea as they match my tea towels from York.

I also bought a little packet of Lisa Walton's fusibles - leaves - to trial and the show special basting spray at about half price. The threads were also to trial - a 50 wt Aurofil (I love the 40 wt) and a 50 wt Wonderfil, both for piecing.

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